Illustration by Angele Latham Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill to the Senate and the House that would allow college students to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. The controversial legislation was proposed Representative Rush Bricken (R—Tullahoma) and Senator Janice Bowling (R—Tullahoma). HB2102 and SB2288 propose that students who are registered at public …

MTSU student Joshua Washington, a freshman in the Behavioral and Health Sciences program, was arrested on January 29 for domestic assault against his girlfriend, who lives in the campus dormitory Judd Hall. Officers were called to the scene at 6:43 p.m. after reports of a “verbal dispute.” Washington told officers that he went to confront …

In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …

Another sexual assault has been reported on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, following the pattern of a previous assault earlier this week. The second assault, which was announced in a university-wide email on February 1, was reported on January 29 at 8:41 p.m., when the student stated that she had been grabbed on the buttocks …

Photo courtesy of the MFRD A late-night fire on Friday displaced around two dozen residents of the 1540 Place Apartments on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro. According to the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, the fire was reported around 11:00 p.m. Friday, with heavy smoke and fire coming from an attic of a third-floor apartment. Authorities evacuated …

Photo courtesy of Mark Humphrey, AP On the first day back in session for the Tennessee legislature, lawmakers are making headlines with the passage of the controversial HB 836/SB 1304, which allows multiple entities, including private, faith-based adoption agencies, to deny services to certain couples if they “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions.” As part …